Foundation donates rice worth N81m to Kebbi flood victims




The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) has donated 3,000 bags of 50 kg rice as humanitarian assistance to the Kebbi State Government for the victims of flood disaster in the state.

The Chief of Staff of the foundation, AIG (rtd), Christ Okey-Ezike, presented the items to Gov. Atiku Bagudu in Birnin Kebbi on Friday.

Okey-Ezike said the donation would assist the government to address some of the challenges faced by the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)in the state.

He said “In line with our humanitarian interventions as a foundation, the founder and the board of directors have approved the donation of 3,000 bags of 50 kg rice worth N81 million to the state government.

“This is our modest assistance to enable the government mitigate some of the challenges posed by IDPs”.

The Chief of Staff revealed that the foundation, in collaboration with Khadimiya For Justice and Development Initiative (KJDI) in Birnin Kebbi, recently provided 100 boreholes worth N140 million to the residents of the state.

He added that “In furtherance of this partnership, our foundation donated 40-foot container load of medical equipment and supplies worth N152 million as well as medicines worth N85 million to the State Specialist Hospital, Kalgo”.

According to him, the foundation and people of the state have a fundamental history and relationship.

He equally condoled with families that are bereaved and expressed sympathy to the affected homes and persons.

In his remarks, Bagudu, thanked the two foundations for the wonderful support to the flood victims.

“The 2020 flood was devastating, but we are proud of the people, even with devastation, they are resilient.

”The people have returned to their farms, mobilising for dry season farming to compensate for what they lost and even do more,” the governor said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the foundation is a non-profitable organisation, founded by Sir Emeka Offor, a philanthropist in 1996, to reduce poverty and create economic opportunities across the country.

Edited By: Chinye Bassey/Julius Toba-Jegede
Source: NAN

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3w4J

Chinyere Elele-bassey

Chinyere Elele-bassey: NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. We are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and we strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng. Disclaimer.

FG proposes 65 yrs retirement age for doctors, health workers Anambra 2021: Sen. Okadigbo drums support for APC’s Andy Uba Insecurity : We will not relent in fight against criminality – Police Manchester City win 2020/21 EPL title Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Ugandan presidential inauguration Osinbajo lauds SecureID for pioneering smart card manufacturing in Nigeria NDLEA confirms attack on its Ohafia office in Abia Tension in Edo PDP over dissolution of State, LGA party executives Sultan declares Thursday as 1st day of Shawwal Southern Governors’ Forum urges FG to convoke national dialogue Eid-el-Fitr: Gbajabiamila enjoins Muslims to pray for Nigeria AfDB to invest $3bn in Africa’s pharmaceutical industry 4 arrested for alleged forgery, sabotage in Edo Dare visits Olympics-bound athletes in camp South Sudan in worst food crisis as humanitarian aid dwindles FG not overwhelmed by insecurity – Lai Mohammed Buhari approves new security measures to tackle insecurity in S/East, S/South Traditional ruler canvasses for removal of mining from Exclusive list CIBN seeks synergy for economic development LASUTH makes stride in microvascular tissue transfer Insecurity: FCTA apprehends 150 beggars INEC creates additional 440 polling units in Bayelsa Gombe State eyes World Bank loan to address erosion FSDH funding lists N12bn bonds on FMDQ platform National Carrier: Nigeria will gain from BASA — Official Eid-el-Fitr: FRSC tasks motorists on safety-conciousness World Lupus Day: Minister calls for more enlightenment campaigns FG refutes reports of new COVID-19 restrictions Group advocates appointment of career civil servants as Permanent Secretaries FG to conclude Nigeria@60 celebration with special awards in September — Official Children now more interested in entertainment than reading – Akpokeneme ECOWAS Court women’s forum share food items to indigents in FCT Again FCTA cancels Eid-il-Fitr public prayer COVID-19: FG imposes midnight curfew, reintroduces ban on mass gathering Stolen artifacts: Oba of Benin disowns impostors C/River to deploy drones for medical supplies – Ayade Karate Federation to attend Olympic qualifiers in Paris Maiden Davnotch Tennis Championship attracts 300 athletes Fans react as Davido ‘spanks’ daughter, Hailey for twerking Eid-el-Fitr: FRSC deploys 1,820 personnel in Kano State Ramadan: Tambuwal urges Islamic scholars to continue praying for Nigeria, Buhari Role of Control Centre in arms proliferation and national security Consumer Rights Violation: FCCPC investigates death of 2 patients. Nasarawa begins distribution of 6000 bags of rice to widows Ramadan: Intensify prayers for Nigeria on its security challenges – Gov Lalong Sanwo-Olu receives LASU Panel report on new VC’s appointment Ramadan: Israel donates food items to support Nigerian Muslim families Obaseki seeks collaboration to expand Edo’s tax revenue AfDB urges economic diversification for growth I’ll take every step to reposition AAU, says Obaseki